September 17th, 2013

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Writing Excuses 8.37: When Fail Happens in Your Career

Writing Excuses 8.37: When Fail Happens in Your Career

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2013/09/15/writing-excuses-8-37-when-fail-happens-in-your-career/

Key Points: Go ahead and have your private reaction. Then stop, take stock, and think about how to make it productive. Fix it or feature it! Don't post too quickly -- remember, what you say on the Internet is forever. Learn from it! Avoid responding to negative reviews or other comments. Don't sweat the ordinary mistakes and dumb things, just keep writing. Rule of thumb: apologize freely and take responsibility. Then find out what you can do to improve things.
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[Brandon] All right. So. Writing prompt regarding having fail happen in your career. Does anyone want to tackle this one?
[Mary] Yeah. Write a character... Explore this in fiction. Write a character who really screws up and have... Then get them to the moment when they realize they have to make the apology.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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